FRESNO, Calif. - The No. 8 University of Oregon softball team (20-4) saw its 13-game win streak come to an end with its 2-1 loss to Iowa State (10-9) Saturday morning in the Fresno State Classic.

The two teams were scoreless through the fifth inning, before UO scored its lone run in the sixth.

Junior shortstop Courtney Ceo led off with a single up the middle, and after a fly ball to right field marked the second out, she tagged and beat the throw to second base. Three pitches later, she easily scored on a single up the middle by sophomore Janie Takeda.

UO nearly tied the game in the seventh, when after two outs, freshman left fielder Danica Mercado and senior right fielder Samantha Pappas walked to put runners on first and second base.

Ceo drilled a hard grounder down the first base line that the first baseman lunged and barely nabbed, then touched the bag to end the game.

For the game, Ceo (3-for-4) led UO in hits with her 11th multi-hit game of the season and tied her career high for hits in a game.

Takeda (2-for-3) also collected multiple hits, and Pappas (1-for-4) also singled safely once.

Junior first Kailee Cuico saw her team-high 18-game hitting streak come to an end with her 0-for-3 day after she grounded out once and flew out twice.

Takeda now owns the team's longest current hitting streak - a nine-game streak - and dCeo is just behind her with an eight-game run.

Senior Jessica Moore (11-3) pitched the first 5.2 innings, struck out three, walked two, allowed eight hits, and both of her runs allowed were earned.

Iowa State scored both of its runs in the sixth inning, and still had the bases loaded with two outs. Freshman Cheridan Hawkins was called in and notched a strikeout of the Cyclone's #2 hitter Brittany Gomez to end the inning.

Earlier in the inning, the Cyclones laced pair of singles among the first three at-bats, and a hit by pitch loaded the bases. The next batter, Lexi Slater singled home the first run, and a fielder's choice grounder by Maddie Reese to the shortstop scored the next run.

Iowa State starter Tori Torrescano (5-3) pitched the complete game, struck out four, walked two, allowed six hits, and her run allowed was earned.

Looking ahead, the Ducks plays St. Mary's in its final game of the tourney at 1:30 p.m. at Bulldog Diamond.


BOXSCORE
#8 Oregon vs Iowa State
Mar 09, 2013 at Fresno, Calif. (Bulldog Diamond)


Oregon 1 (20-4)

Player   ab    r    h  rbi   bb   so   po    a  lob 
Pappas, Samantha rf 
Ceo, Courtney ss 
Howard, Kaylan 2b 
Cuico, Kailee 1b 
Takeda, Janie cf 
Peterson, Alexa
Knapp, Stevie Jo dp 
Sullivan, Jamie Rae 3b 
   Lindvall, Janelle ph 
Mercado, Danica lf 
   Burger, Allie pr 
Moore, Jessica
   Hawkins, Cheridan
Totals  27  18 
  

Iowa State 2 (10-9)

Player   ab    r    h  rbi   bb   so   po    a  lob 
Hawryluk rf 
Gomez cf 
Miller 1b  10 
Torrescano p 
Davison c 
Spendlove lf 
   Cappaert ph 
Henry 2b 
Slater ss 
Reese 3b 
Totals  26  21  10 
Score by Innings                  R  H  E
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Oregon.............. 000 001 0 -  1  6  1
Iowa State.......... 000 002 X -  2  8  1
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E - Howard, K; Reese. LOB - Oregon 7; Iowa State 9. HBP - Henry. SB - Ceo, C; Hawryluk.


Oregon   ip  er  bb  so  wp  bk  hbp  ibb  ab  bf  fo  go  np 
Moore, Jessica L,11-3  5.2  25  28  10  103 
Hawkins, Cheridan   0.1 
  
Iowa State   ip  er  bb  so  wp  bk  hbp  ibb  ab  bf  fo  go  np 
Torrescano W,5-3  7.0  27  29  11  113 


Win - Torrescano (5-3). Loss - Moore, J (11-3). Save - None. HBP - by Moore, J (Henry). Inherited runners/scored: Hawkins, C 3/0. Pitches/strikes: Moore, J 103/67; Hawkins, C 5/4; Torrescano 113/69.

Umpires - HP: Laura Head 1B: Dennis Wren 3B: Tom Topping
Start: 8:58 am Time: 1:55 Attendance: 250
Weather: 50 Mostly Cloudy, Wind 5-10MPH


 
Play-by-Play
 

2013 Oregon Softball
#8 Oregon vs Iowa State
Mar 09, 2013 at Fresno, Calif. (Bulldog Diamond)

Oregon starters: 0/rf Pappas, S; 22/ss Ceo, C; 3/2b Howard, K; 33/1b Cuico, K; 19/cf Takeda, J; 14/c Peterson, A; 18/dp Knapp, S; 20/3b Sullivan, J; 6/lf Mercado, D; 12/p Moore, J;

Iowa State starters: 21/rf Hawryluk; 1/cf Gomez; 10/1b Miller; 24/p Torrescano; 6/c Davison; 11/lf Spendlove; 0/2b Henry; 9/ss Slater; 3/3b Reese;

Oregon 1st - Pappas, S struck out looking (2-2 FBFBK). Ceo, C singled to pitcher, bunt (1-1 BF). Ceo, C stole second. Howard, K grounded out to ss (3-2 BSBKB). Cuico, K grounded out to 3b (0-0). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Iowa State 1st - Hawryluk singled to third base (3-2 KFBBFB). Gomez popped up to c (0-1 F). Hawryluk out at first 1b unassisted, runner left early. Miller fouled out to 3b (1-2 BFKFF). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Oregon 2nd - Takeda, J singled to pitcher, bunt, advanced to second on a throwing error by 3b (1-0 B). Peterson, A grounded out to p (1-1 BK); Takeda, J advanced to third. Knapp, S struck out swinging (1-2 FFFFFBS). Sullivan, J grounded out to p (3-1 BBBK). 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Iowa State 2nd - Torrescano walked (3-0 BBBB). Davison reached on a fielder's choice; Torrescano out at second 1b to ss. Spendlove struck out swinging (1-2 KFBS). Henry struck out swinging (1-2 KBKS). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Oregon 3rd - Mercado, D flied out to rf (1-1 BF). Pappas, S grounded out to p (2-2 KBKFB). Ceo, C singled to first base (1-1 KB). Howard, K walked (3-0 BBBB); Ceo, C advanced to second. Cuico, K fouled out to lf (2-2 BFKFB). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Iowa State 3rd - Slater grounded out to 2b (1-0 B). Reese singled to center field (0-0). Hawryluk reached on a fielder's choice (3-1 SBBB); Reese out at second ss to 2b. Gomez grounded out to 3b (2-2 BBSS). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Oregon 4th - Takeda, J grounded out to 1b unassisted (1-1 BF). Peterson, A flied out to rf (2-1 BKB). Knapp, S grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Iowa State 4th - Miller grounded out to 3b (1-2 BKF). Torrescano singled through the left side (0-0). Davison walked (3-2 BBFFBB); Torrescano advanced to second. Cappaert pinch hit for Spendlove. Cappaert reached on an error by 2b (1-2 KFB); Davison advanced to second; Torrescano advanced to third. Spendlove to lf for Cappaert. Henry struck out swinging (3-2 BBSBFS). Slater grounded out to 3b (1-2 FFB). 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB.

Oregon 5th - Sullivan, J grounded out to 2b (1-2 KBF). Mercado, D out at first p to 2b to 1b (0-0). Pappas, S fouled out to 2b (3-2 BFFBFFB). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Iowa State 5th - Reese grounded out to 2b (0-1 K). Hawryluk singled to pitcher (2-2 BSBFF). Gomez flied out to cf (1-2 KSB). Hawryluk stole second. Miller grounded out to 1b unassisted (2-2 BSBF). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Oregon 6th - Ceo, C singled up the middle (1-2 FKFFFB). Howard, K struck out swinging (3-2 BBKFBS). Cuico, K flied out to rf (0-0); Ceo, C advanced to second. Takeda, J singled up the middle, advanced to second on the throw, RBI (1-1 BF); Ceo, C scored. Peterson, A flied out to cf (2-1 KBB). 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Iowa State 6th - Torrescano singled up the middle (3-2 BKSBFB). Davison out at first 3b to 2b (0-1 S); Torrescano advanced to second. Spendlove singled through the left side (0-0); Torrescano advanced to third. Henry hit by pitch (0-2 FK); Spendlove advanced to second. Slater singled up the middle, RBI (0-1 K); Henry advanced to second; Spendlove advanced to third; Torrescano scored. Reese reached on a fielder's choice, RBI (0-0); Slater advanced to second; Henry out at third ss to 3b; Spendlove scored. Hawryluk singled to third base (1-1 BF); Reese advanced to second; Slater advanced to third. Hawkins, C to p for Moore, J. Gomez struck out swinging (1-2 BSSS). 2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Oregon 7th - Knapp, S out at first p to 2b (0-0). Lindvall, J pinch hit for Sullivan, J. Lindvall, J struck out swinging (2-2 BSBFS). Mercado, D walked (3-1 BBBKB). Burger, A pinch ran for Mercado, D. Pappas, S singled up the middle (2-2 KBFB); Burger, A advanced to second. Ceo, C grounded out to 1b unassisted (0-0). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.